April 2009


THE PHONE CALL

I got a telephone call today that really struck me as funny.  It was the dialog I’ve been waiting for!  There’s a website called XtraNormal that allows you to easily make an animated movie from your own script, so perhaps you would like to hear it for yourself: 

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DRILLING FOR BLACK GOLD

Today my son taught me how to use a drill.  It gave me the thrill of riding on a roller coaster and I laughed aloud with maniacal glee!  The power of it, punching holes with a roar!

We “made” two compost bins out of plastic trash cans by drilling holes into them.  For years I’ve tried to make compost by having two bins created by skids, but all I’ve been doing is feeding the trees.  The trees send roots over and up through the compost, making it a tightly woven pile of tiny roots, much like an overgrown potted plant.

Lately I’ve been noticing posts of other folks, who use the easy plastic trash can approach, so we’re on our way to a new (and hopefully more aesthetic) method.

BEFORE

AFTER

It was terrible fun.

DRILLING FOR BLACK GOLD

Today my son taught me how to use a drill.  It gave me the thrill of riding on a roller coaster and I laughed aloud with maniacal glee!  The power of it, punching holes with a roar!

We “made” two compost bins out of plastic trash cans by drilling holes into them.  For years I’ve tried to make compost by having two bins created by skids, but all I’ve been doing is feeding the trees.  The trees send roots over and up through the compost, making it a tightly woven pile of tiny roots, much like an overgrown potted plant.

Lately I’ve been noticing posts of other folks, who use the easy plastic trash can approach, so we’re on our way to a new (and hopefully more aesthetic) method.

BEFORE

 

AFTER

It was terrible fun.

WRITING AWARD

I have won a writing award; I’m so excited!

The Write-Away Contest hosted by Scribbit

Scribbit (who writes about Motherhood in Alaska) hosted an April Write-Away Contest with the topic of MOM and I was awarded First Runner-Up (Honorable Mention)!

Antique Mommy was the judge of this particular contest; I highly recommend running over to her place to read her sometimes hilarious/sometimes touching/always moving/ blog as well.

If you’re interested in seeing my winning post, click over to this spot:  SUNDAY NAP.

WRITING AWARD

I have won a writing award; I’m so excited!

The Write-Away Contest hosted by Scribbit

Scribbit (who writes about Motherhood in Alaska) hosted an April Write-Away Contest with the topic of MOM and I was awarded First Runner-Up (Honorable Mention)

Antique Mommy was the judge of this particular contest; I highly recommend running over to her place to read her sometimes hilarious/sometimes touching/always moving/ blog as well.

If you’re interested in seeing my winning post, click over to this spot:  SUNDAY NAP.

DANCIN’ WHILE WE TALK

My younger son and I are done with speech and debate class for the year…till I start working on speech and debate class for next year…which will probably be next week!

Snapfish sent a special coupon for folks who like to print out their photos, so I’ve been obliged to sort through the large volume of what I have in the hopes of making some sort of sense of it all.  Although the lighting was poor at our last speech tournament, I still enjoy looking at what we did in the evenings for relaxation–English Country Dance, of course!

I took this while I was calling a dance:

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The 3-day tournament was held in a retreat center that used to be a live-in school.  So we all slept in the dorms and fellowshipped throughout its entirety.

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But most of the time, we worked!

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DANCIN’  WHILE WE TALK

My younger son and I are done with speech and debate class for the year…till I start working on speech and debate class for next year…which will probably be next week!

Snapfish sent a special coupon for folks who like to print out their photos, so I’ve been obliged to sort through the large volume of what I have in the hopes of making some sort of sense of it all.  Although the lighting was poor at our last speech tournament, I still enjoy looking at what we did in the evenings for relaxation–English Country Dance, of course!

I took this while I was calling a dance:

img_2396-xanga

The 3-day tournament was held in a retreat center that used to be a live-in school.  So we all slept in the dorms and fellowshipped throughout its entirety.

img_2397-xanga

But most of the time, we worked!

img_2407-xanga

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